Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
"I'm Fine, Sir!"
During the most intense fighting of the war with Iraq, I was listening to one of the embedded reporters who was traveling with a column of Marine tanks. He was sitting on top of one of the tanks when the enemy opened fire. He said it was a frightening moment, but he emerged
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
We should take to heart the words of D.L. Moody, "The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge, but to transform our lives."
(From a sermon by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
Thomas Paine was an influential writer at the birth of our nation. He wrote "The Age of Reason." In his book, he called the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross an "invention." He claimed his book would replace the reading of the Bible.
Of course, you’ve all read his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 1, 2009
JUST A SCRAP CAN CHANGE A LIFE
Back in the 1500s, people didn't have a Bible they could read. The Catholic Church controlled the translating of Scripture and only offered it in Latin. But when Martin Luther rebelled against the abuses of the Church of his day he worked hard to make a translation
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 18, 2009
How God Used a Phrase from a Gospel Tract to Bring an Indian to Faith in Christ, the Bread of Life; Paul Harvey on the Meaning of God’s Providence
So providence assumes that God is the supreme Creator of all things. And as Creator he prevents the universe from going into non-existence, he guides
"Some Wines are weak and have no effect on you, but the word of God is strong wine ... and gets you drunk."
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 16, 2010
POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD-----A friend of mine, Bill, was a bible translator for Wycliff Bible Translators in some very remote mountains in Bolivia. Bill was on the second Wycliff team. The first Wycliff team went into the most prominent village in the area and learned the local Bolivian language.
Contributed by Timothy Brown on Jan 23, 2010
Illustration for Bible Knowledge (The Apostles’ Doctrine/Teaching) - Think of the Scriptures as an absolutely accurate map. A map tells you how to get to a certain destination. But just looking at a map won't automatically transport you to Arizona or England or Peru. Getting to those places means
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
POWER OF THE TRANSLATED WORD OF GOD
This is a strategy still used today, because it works and this is how it is still used today: A friend of mine, Bill, was a bible translator for Wycliff Bible Translators in some very remote mountains in Bolivia. Bill was on the second Wycliff team. The first
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
THE BIBLE IS A SURVIVOR
The inspiration of the Bible is seen in its unique survival. All through history it has been a hated book for certain people because of its claim to be the word of the living God. But in spite of all attempts at times by emperors, dictators and totalitarian governments to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2010
SWITCHING OFF THE MESSAGE
The Word will protect us. No soldier is going to go to battle without his armor and his weapons. Yet many Christians today rarely even pick up their bible.
A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 10, 2010
Bible Leads Brazilian Prostitutes to Christ
"Pastor is it OK to sell a Bible to a prostitute?" You see Laura was a member of a small church in Brazil. She sold Avon products to supplement the family income. One of her weekly routes took her through the red light district. One day after asking her
Contributed by David Moore on Jun 9, 2010
Not long ago they found a seed deep within a pyramid in Egypt. It was estimated to be 3,000 years old. Just for the fun of it they planted it to see if it would grow and reproduce, and it did! That’s one of the interesting things about seeds, is that they can store for a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2010
GOD'S WORD AND DANIEL WEBSTER
Daniel Webster testified: "If there be anything in my style or thoughts to be commended, the credit is due to my kind parents for instilling into my mind an early love for the Scriptures. From the time that, at my mother's feet or on my father's knee, I learned to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2010
ADAMS, COOLIDGE AND ROOSEVELT ON THE BIBLE
The late great 6th President of the United States of America, John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848), once said, "The [Holy] Bible is the Book of all others to be read at all ages and in all conditions of human life...I speak as a man of the world to men [and,
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 12, 2010
PRIORITY OF THE WORD (AS SEEN IN EZRA)
"There is an application here for us. What men say and think is not important. The Scriptures are all-sufficient and contain all of the instruction that is needed for the guidance of those who would be faithful to God in any particular period of church
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 30, 2010
THE MEASURE OF GOD'S WORD
The Word of God is the measure of our lives. Imagine different teams of men building a house with everyone measuring by their foot, not tape measure. The carpentry, flooring, coverings, windows and doors would be a mess. It simply would not come together. That's why we
BIBLE: LIFE SUPPORT
I didn’t always go to church; in fact, I didn’t start attending anywhere regularly until I was in the ninth grade. But I wasn’t exactly a stranger to church. Occasionally, this friend or that one would invite me to go to Sunday School.
I remember one time -- I must have
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
ONLY ONE BOOK LEFT
When the famous missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, started his trek across Africa he had 73 books in 3 packs, weighing 180 pounds. After the party had gone 300 miles, Livingstone was obliged to throw away some of the books because of the fatigue of those carrying his baggage.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Nov 28, 2010
MINISTER THE WORD
There are valid ministries which are pleasing to the Lord such as, missions, youth ministries, local church services and ministerial alliances. However, there are two ministries that are often set on the back burner. The ministry of truly preaching the whole council of God's